Fears of possible Pakistanisation of Maldives

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    Bangalore, India
    Are the developments in Maldives similar to the politicisation of the Pakistan Army in the 1950s and the Bangladesh Army in the 1970s? That should be a question of concern to India, says security expert B Raman.

    There has been disquiet among the large number of supporters of former Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed over indications that appeared on February 11, that India, the United States and the European Union countries have got themselves reconciled to the continuance of Dr Mohammad Waheed Hasan as the president of the Maldives.

    While India seems to support Nasheed's demand for advanced elections within two months, it does not seem to support his demand that Waheed should not continue as the president during this period and that an interim president acceptable to all political parties should take over and supervise the holding of the elections.

    The US and the EU do not seem to be prepared to support the demand for advanced elections. However, they do support Nasheed's demand for an independent enquiry into the events that led to the resignation of Nasheed, who has been alleging that he was forced to resign at gun point by sections of the police and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF).

    Waheed has expressed himself as amenable to the idea of an independent enquiry under him as the president.

    Full article @ Rediff

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